Taqueria Mi Pueblo in Mexicantown – Detroit, Michigan

Taqueria Mi Pueblo in Mexicantown – Detroit, Michigan

100_1099Taqueria Mi Pueblo is easily our favorite restaurant in Mexicantown! Located at 7278 Dix Rd, it’s a little off the beaten path, but well worth the drive. Their menu‘s loaded with everything you’d expect from a Mexican restaurant, with a handful of exotic specialties to boot.

Like most Mexican joints, they open with chips & salsa. Decent mild and medium salsas are delivered to every table, but we highly recommend our readers specially request their excellent Salsa 100_2217Verde, and be warned, it’ll definitely bite back. Try a plateful of Chicharonnes (pork rinds & hot sauce) if you want to go the uber-traditional route.

Their mouth-watering corn tortilla taco dinner with queso blanco might be biggest dining bargain in all of Southeast Michigan: three queso-topped, onion and cilantro filled tacos with your choice of 13 different meats plus a side of beans & rice, all for the ridiculously low 100_1109price of $5.50. Only the largest of appetites with feel less than sated by this dish, and we’re not exaggerating in the least when we tell you, readers, that the beans and rice are absolutely to die for.

DO NOT BE AFRAID OF THE FISH WITH THE HEAD STILL ON IT! It’s just a common piece of deep-fried tilapia known as Mojarra Frita. It’s a favorite among locals, and we guarantee you 100_1105won’t be disappointed if you give it a try. I Love Detroit Michigan recommends the Campachena, a stew-like dish with shrimp, octopus, cilantro, onion, tomatoes and avocados, for the extremely daring.

Other excellent dishes include Alambres De Pollo (chicken kebabs), Puerco Con Mole (pork with mole sauce) and the enchilada dinner (another steal with 13 choices in meat filling). Full bar service 100_1113includes a nice line-up of Mexican beers, including Negra Modelo, Tecate, Dos Equis, Pacifico and Bohemia. You can finish it all off in authentic style with a serving of Flan or Gelatina.

In a neighborhood overflowing with quality, authentic Mexican restaurants, Taqueria Mi Pueblo definitely stands out from the rest. ~I♥DM

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Dale Carlson

Dale Carlson grew up along the northeastern shores of Lake Michigan, where at a young age Detroit called out to him in his dreams. In 2008, after extended stays in ten different Michigan cities, the author settled permanently in southeast Oakland County where he currently lives and works in various capacities within the local real estate industry.